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Hurricane helps U.K. wind power briefly overtake nuclear

Hurricane helps U.K. wind power briefly overtake nuclear

LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Thanks to the onslaught of high winds brought by Hurricane Gonzalo, U.K. wind turbines outproduced nuclear power plants on Tuesday.
Brooks Hays
Coal-rich Poland wants concessions in EU climate deal

Coal-rich Poland wants concessions in EU climate deal

BRUSSELS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- European leaders are in Brussels this week as the EU attempts to set new benchmarks for reducing its reliance on fossil fuels and slowing climate change.
Brooks Hays
NASA opens library of cosmic audio for public download and use

NASA opens library of cosmic audio for public download and use

HOUSTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- American space agency NASA has made available to the public over 60 audio samples recorded on various manned and unmanned space missions.
Matt Bradwell
45,000-year-old man reveals earliest human genome

45,000-year-old man reveals earliest human genome

LEIPZIG, Germany, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Scientists have reconstructed the oldest known human genome after finding the bones of a 45,000-year-old man in Siberia.
Aileen Graef
Dude! Company floats fly hoverboard

Dude! Company floats fly hoverboard

LOS GATOS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- It's back to the future for a California company that has designed a credible version of a hoverboard made famous by Marty McFly in his sci-fi movie series.
Mary Papenfuss
Weather satellite outage threatens to foul forecasts

Weather satellite outage threatens to foul forecasts

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A key segment of data from a network of weather satellites has mysteriously gone dark, which could put accurate forecasts at even more risk than usual.
Mary Papenfuss
North Dakota forks over $3 million for mummified dinosaur

North Dakota forks over $3 million for mummified dinosaur

BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- North Dakota's State Historical Society agreed to give a $3 million grant to the Marmarth Research Foundation in exchange for a mummified hadrosaur.
Brooks Hays
New fossils help scientists reconstruct humpbacked dinosaur

New fossils help scientists reconstruct humpbacked dinosaur

DAEJEON, South Korea, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Newly discovered fossils helped scientists paint a more accurate picture of what the Deinocheirus mirificus looked like.
Brooks Hays
Solar eclipse will partially obscure the sun Thursday

Solar eclipse will partially obscure the sun Thursday

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Due to a partial solar eclipse, most of the United States, Mexico and Canada will see the sun look like a fingernail as it sets on Thursday evening.
Aileen Graef
Global warming is shrinking alpine goats

Global warming is shrinking alpine goats

DURHAM, England, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A new study suggests the size of one species has been particularly affected by global warming -- the Alpine chamois, a species of mountain goat in Europe.
Brooks Hays
Mental rest and reflection key to better learning

Mental rest and reflection key to better learning

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Learning happens best, researchers say, when the brain is allowed to rest and given time to reflect on previously learned material.
Brooks Hays
Ancient Europeans couldn't drink milk for 5,000 years

Ancient Europeans couldn't drink milk for 5,000 years

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- New DNA analysis shows tolerance for lactose didn't arrive for more than 5,000 years after the development of agriculture and the domestication of animals.
Brooks Hays
6,000-year-old temple discovered in prehistoric Ukraine settlement

6,000-year-old temple discovered in prehistoric Ukraine settlement

NEBELIVKA, Ukraine, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Researchers say a 6,000-year-old temple in Ukraine was used as a place to sacrifice animals.
Brooks Hays
DC drone hobbyists in limbo over flying locations

DC drone hobbyists in limbo over flying locations

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- D.C. has been a restricted flight zone for a decade. But drone users are still flying in the surrounding area, and looking for places to sustain their hobby.
Hayat Norimine, Medill News Service
NASA orbiter beams back images of Siding Spring comet

NASA orbiter beams back images of Siding Spring comet

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- NASA's probes have beamed back a number of images of the comet Siding Spring, taken as it flew by Mars.
Brooks Hays
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